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"There is nothing so important as trifles."

Basil Rathbone - my mother used to love to watch Sherlock Holmes.I found out later Basil Rathbone resembled an ex-boyfriend of hers.

Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes,, simply of of the best actors to portray Sherlock to date.

The enduring appeal of Sherlock Holmes

Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes,, simply of of the best actors to portray Sherlock to date.

"Let me play you something lively to make up for that last chemical experiment."

"Let me play you something lively to make up for that last chemical experiment." <--- Basil Rathbone, one of my favorite actors to play Holmes.

Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) and Dr. Watson (Nigel Bruce)

Sherlock Holmes, and his faithful friend and trusted companion Dr. Watson (Basil Rathbone left, and Nigel Bruce right)

Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as the bumbling but good natured Dr. Watson

The Original Sherlock Holmes & Dr. Watson, Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce.

a-folded-umbrella:    …as Sherlock Holmes.

Basil Rathbone…as Sherlock Holmes. The older Sherlock Holmes films were often set in the times in which they were made.

Basil Rathbone. Esto si que es un perfil

Basil Rathbone was a South African-born British actor. He rose to prominence in the United Kingdom as a Shakespearean stage actor and went on to appear in more than 70 films.

“It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.”   ~ Arthur Conan Doyle, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes / Photo: Basil Rathbone

“It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes / Photo: Basil Rathbone

Basil Rathbone - Sherlock Holmes. About to watch his stuff for the first time-so excited!

"For once, I got to beat the bad guy instead of play him." There were fourteen Sherlock Holmes films from 1939 to

Nigel Bruce -  Most famous for playing Dr. Watson to Basil Rathbone's Sherlock Holmes. Loved him even if he was not what Conan Doyle had in mind.

Nigel Bruce - Most famous for playing Dr. Watson to Basil Rathbone's Sherlock Holmes. Loved him even if he was not what Conan Doyle had in mind.

Sherlock Holmes Basil Rathbone 1940's. This Is My Favorite!!!!    (Consulting Detective - #ICON2Me)

Basil Rathbone, one of the first and best actors to play Sherlock Holmes onscreen. We get a lot of our image of Holmes from him.

Lobby Card from the film Sherlock Holmes In Washington

Sherlock Holmes In Washington Nigel Bruce Basil Rathbone Marjorie Lord John Archer Gavin Muir George Zucco 1943 Movie Poster Masterprint x